Here’s a Web site I like almost as much as icanhascheezburgers.com and peopleofwalmart.com. It’s SoAnnoying.com – a place where you can rant about the things in life that bug you and read about what bugs other people. You can rate their grievances (Deal with it, Bothersome or Drives me nuts, too!) and leave comments.
Here’s the best part: You can send anonymous e-mails to people who annoy you.
My candidates for rants: the grocery checkout person who holds up the express line to yap with a customer she knows . . . the driver who has the right-of-way at an intersection and just sits there – until you decide to move forward . . . the person who plops down next to me in a quiet cafe and talks much louder than necessary on her cell phone, ruining my lunch.
My top candidate is the person who sent in a lengthy, boring letter to the editor this week and challenged: “Do you have the (guts) to print this?” Then he didn’t sign his name.
Sorry, pal. If you don’t have the (guts) to sign your name, I sure as heck don’t have the (guts) to run your lousy letter.
Here’s a press release about the site:
Got Grudges? SoAnnoying.com Is a Forum for Every Little Thing That Aggravates
You About Your Job, Roommates, Rip-offs, and More
Americans driven to the ends of their ropes by life’s petty nuisances finally can vent their spleens at SoAnnoying.com. At last, the aggravated, perturbed and put upon can converge in anonymous commiseration. Visitors to SoAnnoying.com may browse posts that include pictures and descriptions detailing a range of irritants – from endless post office lines, to dysfunctional appliances, to undisciplined babies hollering in restaurants.
Grumbling visitors also may share their own pet peeves by submitting an annoyance for others to acknowledge, rate and comment on.
The Annoy-a-Gram is one of this new website’s most popular features. The Annoy-a-Gram lets users tell loved ones – or not-so-loved ones – about their frustrating habits anonymously via an e-mail telegram alert.
“No annoyance is too big or too small,” says the “Oracle of Annoyance,” SoAnnoying.com founder G. Tyler Barnet. “The Annoy-a-Gram is your way to notify people – without them knowing it is you – to things they are doing or not doing that drive you berserk.”
SoAnnoying.com’s Annoy-a-Grams have helped users navigate the delicate art of telling coworkers to stop bringing smelly lunch bags to the office, frat-house roommates that they are lazy and sloppy, an obnoxious drugstore manager to brush up on Customer Service 101, and boisterous neighbors to crank down the volume, to name a few scenarios.
SoAnnoying.com features Posted Annoyances from users. They can debate these chronicles of personal aggravations with each other, and rate them as either “Deal with it,” “Bothersome,” or “Drive Me Nuts Too!” Registered members can create profiles, “follow” other “Annoyees,” and receive e-mails like “Top-Ten Posts of the Day.”
Users also can enjoy the “Weekly Videos” written by and starring Barnet. Recent video topics include: “Why Do We Buy Babies Presents?”; “Why Am I No Longer Connected to the Internet?”; and “Why Can’t We Get the Same Haircut Twice?”
Also available at SoAnnoying.com is the free SoAnnoying App for iPhone and BlackBerry. The SoAnnoying App is a tool for you to “Get Annoyed” on-the-go: while on the train, dog-walking, at restaurants, waiting in line, or anywhere you want to snap a pic, describe it, and let it out to the world in real time.